Originally Posted by ranker
Jcrew is cheap crap. After all the hype on this board and the SW&D, I bit the bullet, used a 20% off code to purchase a few shirts, chinos, cords, and sweaters. 1st, the shirts fit horribly and feel like tissue rags. In a small the neck barely fits but I'm swimming in the chest and I have wings because the arms are so baggy. Sizing down to an XS won't allow me to button the neck, the chest is super tight, but I'm still swimming in the arms. On top of that, the quality control is stupid. I purchased the exact same shirt but different color scheme (was going to return the one I didn't like after seeing it in person) and they measured to be off by as much as 1". Further research in the SW&D forum showed that this quality control issue is a common occurrence. The sweaters like a previous poster mention are pretty trashy too. After 2 washes, its already piling and threads are pulling at the seams. The only thing remotely wearable happens to be their cords. However, after recently finding Mabitex on our local B&S, I can't ever find a reason to go back to their khaki's when Mabitex is 10x the quality at half the price. I would never purchase any of their clothing in the future, even at sale price. Club Monaco does their look better at the same price point and offers better construction for beater wear.
ROFLMAO at this post. Yes - it's J. Crew's fault when their XS sizing doesn't fit you, and when you are 'swimming' in the S. Maybe it's because these shirts were not designed for novelty-sized men, or to be worn like a hipster DB? Sorry they don't fit like faded polaroid-hip BoO 'handmade in China' crap. Yes - their sweaters suck because they pill, especially since you wash
them! Yes - Mabitex khakis in B&S at $60 or $110 are 'half the price' of J. Crew khakis. Sweet jesus I hope you don't discover W+H, WWM, or Margiela - their stuff is less than 1/4 the price of J. Crew stuff!